Phil Hellmuth has topped the charts out of 642 entries in WSOP Event #72, titled $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty. He secured a major win of $803,818. Following him are eight more winners, all with a major portion of the prize share.
Phil hails from the US, as does the second-ranked Justin Zaki. They even shared the final table until Phil Hellmuth ended the game with better hands. Justin came in second only after eliminating Tom Kunze from Germany. Justin took home $496,801, while Tom bagged $349,737.
At the bottom of the list is Abdella Ali, with $58,546. Simply put, every other winner has been able to secure something more than $58,000.
That comes out a bit misleading, as the winner immediately at the 8th position is in a better position as compared to Ali. Marc registered a $75,000+ win to his name. He left the table in the 8th position, just before Brandon did. He was, however, able to inch closer to the $1,000,000 mark. Falling short, Brandon took home the prize money of $99,817 after seeing the winner above on the list take home $133,461. That was Phil Ivey, hailing from the US. Marc comes from the UK for a change.
As per the latest poker news, Tom and Kelvin were non-US participants, ending their gameplay in 3rd and 4th positions, respectively. The difference between their winnings is $100,000. That is a pretty huge difference for players who have ended up in the top four positions.
Phil Hellmuth’s $803,818 has become the second-largest bracelet score of his career. He is just below the winnings of $1,333,841. That’s the payday he received after concluding the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event at the peak of the leaderboard.
Winning WSOP Event #72 has granted Phil Hellmuth 804 points for the 2023 PGT leaderboard. His winnings are now more than $1,300,000, complemented by 7 cashes and 2 wins. Phil Hellmuth is also ranked in the top 10 to qualify for the PGT Championship. It has a freeroll worth $1,000,000. The only condition is that the player must finish in the top 40 on the leaderboard.
Interestingly, this is Phil Hellmuth’s 17th WSOP gold bracelet. It is a record in itself, highlighting that Phil Hellmuth is indeed a worthy opponent.
Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey were in the faceoff. Unexpectedly, Ivey slipped down after losing king-tem diamonds to the pocket aces of Phil Hellmuth. Zaki was looking for his first-ever gold bracelet. It was probably the nervousness that got into Zaki, and ultimately the game sided with Phil Hellmuth when the final result was declared.
Two players have earned $100,000 or more, with the remaining participants earning far more than $200,000. Chris Savage, from the United States, is on the list with $181,230.